Source: September 2022 Week 2, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 15th Sep 2022 (RP-92)
Once you taste a few of a producer’s wines side by side, you really start to get a feel for stylistic preference between warm vintages and cool ones. I surprise myself by saying here that I prefer the warmer vintages at Mollydooker (this does not make it right) because the sunshine and ease with which ripening can occur in a warmer year really seems to suit the plush, high-octane style being proliferated here. So, this 2021 Blue Eyed Boy Shiraz is far more on the blue fruit spectrum than the 2020, which has a complex array of sweet/savory/spice characters. The detail here errs to blackberry, blood plum and resin?a spicy, full-bodied Shiraz. Not for the faint of heart.
Drink Date: 2022 – 2031
Upon smelling this wine, your senses are immediately drawn in by a bouquet of deep blueberry, rich plum and coffee. These prominent fruit flavours are closely followed by chocolate and lustrous licorice spice with creamy vanilla constantly weaving its way through. This beautifully balanced wine is a classic representation of our Blue Eyed Boy: truly a vibrant, ripe, and indulgent experience.
Who is the blue eyed boy?
The Blue Eyed Boy is Sarah and Sparky’s son, Luke. Stomping grapes as a kid and now working in our vineyards.